With lots of changing happening around the world, the game of cricket has also revolutionized and lots of extra features are adopted by the game. Here we will discuss top ten cricket world records. It was first considered as a game of gentleman but now it has become the game of money, players aside from playing international cricket also play for the different county teams around the world. There are many world records have been made by the players and teams, and after seeing your interest in cricket, we have gathered top ten cricket world records.
10. Chris Gayle:-
T-20 Hundred off 30 balls
In the early days of Twenty20 cricket, in 2004 the Australian player Andrew Symonds scored hundred runs on just 34 balls for an English county team. That was also not broken before the IPL in 2013, in this tournament. He is ranked at 10th number in the list of top ten cricket world records. Chris Gayle was playing for Royle Challenger Banglore (RCB), he scored 175 runs off just 65 balls. He scored a hundred off 30 balls, it was the fastest hundred in the cricket history. He also beat the record of Brendon McCullum’s T20 high score 158 and not out. It seems that 200 runs by a single player in T20 matches looks pretty much achievable, but hundred in 30 balls it is truly astonishing and unbelievable.
9. Phil Simmons:-
Economy Rate of 0.3 in ODI
Now the cricket is becoming very fast, every batsman is a good hitter of the ball. If a bowler is bowling ten overs in a match and he just gave 4 runs per over, total runs given by him will be 40 and the economy rate will be 0.4. But in 1992 against Pakistan, West Indies bowler Phil Simmon’s gave just 3 runs per over and the economy rate was 0.3 runs per over. He is ranked at 9th number in the list of top ten cricket world records. ODI is becoming much more attack minded, every batsman is trying to attack on the every ball of the over. Phill Simmon was a batsman, he was not a bowler and he showed a good bowling figure is this match which gave him more confidence.
8. Graham Gooch: –
456 Runs in both innings of a Test Match
In 1990, he was the captain of the England team and he was playing his inning against India. In this match he scored the highest of his career 456 run in this test match. He is ranked at 8th number in the list of top ten cricket world records. He scores 333 runs in the first inning of the match and this also gave him enough glory but after this he also scored 123 runs in the second inning. This match was won by the England and they fittingly managed it. Super long innings are becoming rarer and rarer due to the attraction towards the fast innings like people now have short time to watch matches so they mostly watch T-20 matches now.
7. Chaminda Vaas:-
8/19 Best Bowling Figures in ODI
Chaminda Vaas bowled for the Sri Lankan team, he is left arm bowler and his bowling figure was at the top in 2001. He is ranked at 5th number in the list of top ten cricket world records. His bowling figure is 8/19, he bowled 8 players for just 19 runs in One Day International match, he is the only player at this time too who take 8 wickets in ODI match. It is also possible that in future someone get nine or ten wickets but for this some miracle has to happen.
6. Australia Victories:-
16 Consecutive Test Wins
It was a very surprising thing to hear that Australia won 16 test matches in a row and not a single time they taste defeat, that was the golden era for Australian cricket. He is ranked at 6th number in the list of top ten cricket world records. It also managed to get 16 wins twice, the first was in the period of 1999 – 2001 and at that time of captain of the Australian team was Steve Waugh, and the second time 16 wins were between 2005 – 2008 and this time the captain was Ricky Ponting. They had talent at that time and they want to achieve it also. In cricket the weather conditions are very important they affect all fields of the crickets, but Australian team manages to play in all the condition and win every test match.
5. Wilfred Rhodes:-
Taken 4204 First Class Wickets
As Jack Hobbs and he played in the era of hard conditions, he bowled for England well into his fifties. He is ranked at 5th number in the list of top ten cricket world records. 4204 wickets in his career was a great achievement, you can’t make this type of record without being capable of it. Rhodes record of highest wicket taker in First class will never be broken. Bowling need fitness if you are fit then you can bowl at your best and can show your abilities.
4. Jim Laker:-
Best Bowling figures 19/90
In this figure the 19 stand for wickets and 90 for runs, it means that he has taken 19 wickets for just 90 runs. He is ranked at 4th number in the list of top ten cricket world records. In 1956 England off spinner Jim Laker bowled 19 players in the test match, only one wicket left from his hand. It this time of periods matches duration are very long and conditions are also very hard. Ten wickets in test match were considered as a great achievement but he bowled 19 players that was an exceptional case. Laker’s colleagues bowled 123 overs in this match but they only got one wicket. Anil Kumble also got 10 wickets in 1999 but he is not able to get 19 wickets and it remains a record.
3. Jack Hobbs:-
Scored 61,760 runs in his entire career
He is ranked at 3rd number in the list of top ten cricket world records. The game, which we call cricket is not the same game as it was in the early period of the 20th century. Sir Jack Hobbs dominated this era, he was a great batsman of his time. At that time the match duration was very long and conditions are not very easy, international matches are limited. He played 834 innings and in which 61 were the only test matches. It was a gentleman’s game, it doesn’t need any force and it is the game of the mind. Hobbs was a true gentleman and he likes to score runs for his team. He will always be remembered as a legend player of this game.
2. Muttiah Muralitharan:-
Taken 1334 Wickets in all formats of Inc. Cricket
Murali starts playing for Sri Lanka when he was only at the age of 20. He is ranked at 2nd number in the list of top ten cricket world records. He has bowled to many talent players of the world with his unusual bowling style, controversies also started against him but finally proved that his style is right. After devoting 20 years to International cricket he had taken 800 wickets in test and 534 wickets in ODI career. If someone wants to beat him then they should have to bowl for a long period time. Another key feature of his career is that he faced no injury in his entire career and remained fit for his team.
1. Sir Don Bradman:-
Test career batting average (99.94)
In the period of 80’s test matches, Don Bradman scored at an average of 99.94 in his test innings. After him no one can manage to score at this average and they are able to reach an average of 60. He is ranked at 1st number in the list of top ten cricket world records. We can compare all the number in the mathematical form but the result is that he is the best batsman of all time and his scoring average can not be beaten still as no one is near to this.
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